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Career change and advice

 
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Hi everyone,

Basically I graduated from a Masters in Computer Science and Undergraduate in Web systems engineering nearly two years ago. I took a job in a foreign country before I graduated from the MSc. This didnt turn out to be what I expected and is mainly Helpdesk role. I quite enjoy it but I would hope to work in a developer field. My question, what do you think I can do to best set myself up for applying for entry level developer jobs? What certs or experience should I aim for if I hope to change jobs within 6 months. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated
 
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I think the biggest thing is to code in your free time and put it on github. Then when you interview, you can point to it. You can also say you tried out both and like development better.
 
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